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To think an Easter bonnet competition at work is ridiculous?

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fatedtopretend Tue 15-Apr-14 21:40:40

It is a contact centre, with 600 employees... You can win an Easter egg hmm


ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 15-Apr-14 21:41:47

How big is the easter egg?

fatedtopretend Tue 15-Apr-14 21:46:26

Standard eggs, a malteaser one, a snickers one and a mars one.

foslady Tue 15-Apr-14 21:51:17

Do you have to do it? How about a three pronged deely bopper with three crucifixes on the prongs.......

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 15-Apr-14 21:52:23

Disappointing. If it was a massive one I'd do it. It's trying to be fun, just missing a bit.

DramaQueenofHighCs Tue 15-Apr-14 21:52:28

We used to have one at the old People's home I used to work at with representatives of the staff from each 'house' and other department taking part. It was great fun and the residents loved it. They can really help work moral and it's just a bit if fun! One year a team actually entered a decorated car bonnet! grin

thebodydoestricks Tue 15-Apr-14 21:54:43

Dress as a pagan witch.

Pigletin Tue 15-Apr-14 21:56:40

Don't do it then?

Bogeyface Tue 15-Apr-14 22:02:42

Well it is a bit twee and naff I suppose, but having worked in an office on the phones all day, anything that would take away from the monotony would have been very welcome!

I say do it in the spirit is is meant, as a laugh and change from the norm, you never know, you might actually enjoy yourself!

Famzilla Tue 15-Apr-14 22:14:17

I love Easter bonnet competitions. We had them every year at the nursing home I used to work in so I'm a seasoned pro! <sad>

riskit4abiskit Tue 15-Apr-14 22:20:31

I would love this too and get really competitive!

FreudiansSlipper Tue 15-Apr-14 22:21:08

it made me laugh grin

but yes it is

fatedtopretend Tue 15-Apr-14 22:30:55

I might try and recreate the evil fox bonnet, just need to find a picture grin

Bogeyface Tue 15-Apr-14 22:31:46

Actually, I love the car bonnet idea, you should definitely win with that grin

3catsnokids Tue 15-Apr-14 22:38:48

We've got a decorated easter egg competition at work. I've entered but not many other people have. This is a good thing as I am more likely to win. I have also won baking competitions at work for the same reason! grin

WhileWeSleep Tue 15-Apr-14 23:41:27

OP where are you? Sounds like where I work. PM me if you'd prefer

ForalltheSaints Wed 16-Apr-14 07:18:45

Do a bonnet with a picture of the North Korean leader on- topical and taking the piss at the same time.

17leftfeet Wed 16-Apr-14 07:30:18

Are you in Swansea with a boss called Nev?

Sandthorn Wed 16-Apr-14 07:59:17

If it's mandatory, YANBU. If it's optional, and I'd bet you an Easter egg it is, lighten up.

BoneyMan Wed 16-Apr-14 08:23:23

Bastard employers, trying to get you to have fun and interact with each other in the office - it's absolutely unbelievable.

I organise events at work and we try to do something for everyone throughout the year. It's very hard to come up with different things year in year out so YABVU. If it's not for you then don't do it but keep your moaning to yourself.

Chippednailvarnish Wed 16-Apr-14 08:30:09

Are you working at that call centre, the one on the TV show grin ?

BoneyBackJefferson Wed 16-Apr-14 09:51:53


Some people go to work to work hmm, they don't want the games and suggestions from various people to get them to interact with people that they don't get on with.

"I organise events at work and we try to do something for everyone throughout the year. It's very hard to come up with different things year in year out so YABVU."

We have a group of you as well, they would get much more respect if
1/ They did their actual job before they started doing theses things.
2/ They didn't try and pressure people into doing them.
3/ They stopped moaning about how hard it is to do these things and how under appreciated they are.

And the best for last
4/ Try to force you to pay to take part in something that you don't want to take part in. (its for the prize biscuit )

specialsubject Wed 16-Apr-14 10:20:20

I also don't like enforced work fun. Don't do the office thing any more, but it was always a pain when it wasn't recognised that some of us had things we would rather be doing. Maybe even involving people that we didn't work with. Or even, shock horror, being outside.

and fancy dress really should stop when school finishes.

Leeds2 Wed 16-Apr-14 10:28:17

I wouldn't do it.

Crinkle77 Wed 16-Apr-14 10:57:02

I must admit it does sound crap and it's not my cup of tea but I don't really see the problem. Just don't take part if you don't fancy .

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